The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Faculty Groups

Faculty Groups


These faculty-driven initiatives identify a need and develop resources for mutual support. If you’d like to form a group, please contact facultydiversity@umass.edu with a brief description.

The Blacklist: Women and Non-Binary Faculty of Color Group

This group brings together self-identified women and non-binary faculty of color in order to facilitate mentoring networks, community building and enhance the capacity of women faculty of color as talented leaders on the UMass Amherst campus and in their fields. The group is led by Evelyn Mercado and TreaAndrea Russworm.

Trauma and the Scholar 

This informal discussion group focuses on the challenges of teaching and researching the colonial and imperial past and how it affects scholars’ mental and physical well-being. The group meets once a month to share experiences and stories of teaching/researching related topics at UMass and how to cultivate self-care.